When will the other quality apps come to the MAS?

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  1. richard.mac, Feb 23, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011

    richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    Anyone know when the other useful and quality developed apps will come to the MAS? and not the crummy ones or apps ported over from iOS with minimal effort. i mean apps such as

    Adium
    Cyberduck
    Dropbox
    Firefox & Chrome (browsers will go in the MAS?)
    Handbrake
    iStat Menus
    Onyx
    Skype
    Transmission
    TextMate
    VLC

    because it would be great to have them auto updated and the licensed apps be organised in one place. i know some might need to have altered MAS versions due to the license agreement, apps such as iStat Menus, Onyx and maybe Dropbox.
     
  2. svkrzn macrumors regular

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    FIrefox, VLC and Chrome* will never go MAS, they are open source under GNU license. Appple does not like GNU.


    *Chromium
     
  3. richard.mac thread starter macrumors 603

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    oh yeah GNU *smacks head*… well hopefully Apple will let them in.

    what about the other apps. anyone heard anything?
     
  4. keaide, Feb 23, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011

    keaide macrumors regular

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    Is that really about "Apple letting them in"? At least in the VLC player for iOS case, it seemed that Apple's distribution model (the App Store) is not compatible with GPL software distribution requirements.
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

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    The GPL issues do not appear to apply to the Mac App Store. Most of the applications that are not in there either violate one of the other rules (such as being self-contained), or the developers simply have chosen to stick with their existing methods of distribution. There's probably no real need for Firefox to be in the App Store, because it's popular enough people will find it on their own without too much trouble. Eventually it may make it there, though, assuming there aren't significant changes that would need to be made first.

    jW
     

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